The Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Aura II in Honduras, built by Isolux Corsan, has received the certificate of completed project from Energía Cinco Estrellas S.A. de C.V. after having passed all its requirements and those of the National Electricity Company (ENEE). In addition, Isolux Corsan will be responsible for operating and maintaining the plant in the coming years. The Company is already operating the plant with both Spanish and Honduran personnel.
The construction of Aura II had a 100 M$ budget and has been completed in just 7 months. With a peak output of 61.48MW, the plant, located in the region of Choluteca, will generate 109 million kWh per year, equivalent to supply clean energy to more than 80,000 Honduran families, avoiding the emission into the atmosphere of 40,000 annual tons of CO2.
The project has been financed by private investors from Mexico and Honduras, and by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Mexican bank Bancomext and the German development agency DEG.
Developed by Gauss Energia, Aura II covers an area of 145 hectares and has more than 200,000 photovoltaic modules installed. The solar plant has provided employment to more 700 people at the time of maximum workload.
The energy produced by the solar park will be delivered to the ENEE through its interconnection with the Santa. Lucia substation. The energy trading contract has a 20 years span.